CSI: NY

Season 2 Episode 21

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 26, 2006 on CBS
9.3
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Mac and Lindsay question Kid Rock because he was the last person to see his limo driver alive when the driver is found dead in the alley just before Kid Rock's encore performance concert. Meanwhile Frankie pays Stella a visit and Mac is left to clean things up.moreless

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  • 2x21

    10
    this is maybe the best episode from season 2, actually this one of the best episodes from the entire sseries, the only thing I didn´t like about this episode was the sub plot, it was a bad case where a driver was murder in his limo but luckely, the stella´s case was so brilliant that we forget the silly case about the limo.



    the best scene was when stella was traped in her bathroom and then she tried to scape from frankie´s revenge, defitively, one of the best episodes ever.



    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in english, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
  • Frankie was just insane. This was a great episode to watch, and the actors pulled it off really well. It could have been too much like a soap opera had the actors not been amazing. But all of them, including Frankie, are superb. Spoilers insidemoreless

    10
    THE BEGINNING: Absolutely great with the Kid Rock concert, even though I hate him (I'm sorry to any who like him. I'm sorry he just grosses me out). Then we have the girl walking out to find her friend and she finds the dead chauffeur. Excellent!



    THE CASES:

    Both cases are rather major in this one:



    First is the obvious Kid rock case. This starts off as the first case, but we can obviously tell (several minutes into the show) that well the next case is the biggie, biggie. I loved the chick finding corpse at kid rock concert. Mwahahah. That's right. That's what happens. Just kidding. I loved the bouncer going all "No passes, no access." Yet when they show the badge, he lets them in. Then we have the manager freaking out. And of course we see Kid being a bit indifferent, ugh I hate him. And he stops to let the girl have a signature. I loved the whole Kinkajou bit and how the chick who owned it looked like Paris Hilton. Hee hee. This case was funny because we have so many suspects (of course) but it ends up being the chick with the CDs: she wanted a pass. She killed him because he said he'd give her a pass if she blew him, so she did. But he doesn’t give it to her so she looks in the glove compartment and accidentally shoots him. I actually felt for her. The poor girl.

    I loved how Kid put the illegal copy up, and Lindsay found the bloody jacket. And kid asks how stupid they think he is. And of course Lindsay sees the CD and remembers the note. She is so awesome. And Kid is such a jerk. Maybe it's just the ep, but I always thought he played that way in RL too, and I hated him for it.



    Then there is the OMG Stella is a victim, OR wait, she's a killer? case. It starts with shots fired at Stella's place, though we don't know that yet. Mac immediately rushes over hearing the address and knowing it's hers. I totally freaked when I saw Frankie is dead and then Stella is passed out. I thought she was dead too, and we find out she's not. When she wakes, she asks where Frankie is. She doesn’t seem to remember what's going on. It was so sad to hear Mac have to tell her how she's a victim not a CSI. Stella being processed definitely upset me. It just tore me up inside to see Stella crying as she was being processed. And how now she must know what it feels like. She probably never considered the possibility of it being her in that sort of position. But she was. And then we find out that the first two shots fired weren't what killed him, the third shot was what killed him. Her gun had GSR residue. Stella is the shooter. Mac knows she wouldn't have done it on a normal basis.

    Flack wants "info off the cuff." He tells her she's the killer. We find out that Stella broke up with him because Frankie had been filming the two of them in bed and put it on the website. That was what Aresanob was. The creep. He was following her. And though she got rid of him, and never let her into his home (she has a rule no boys in her apartment so she always has a safe place to get to) he got into her house somehow, but he didn't kick in the door…FRANKIE IS A CREEP. He didn't care she broke up with him. I loved how Mac is determined with Flack and Hawkes to solve the murder. Poor Stella didn't even know what went on. Flack is just so sweet with her. I love him. And then we find out Frankie took up the statue she threw out and then what freaks me out is he has a knife to her throat. Of course I KNOW she's not dying. I mean, well she is a main character and she has a contract. She isn't going anywhere. I totally freaked out. And we see all the cuts on her finger tips again freaked me out. And when we see her cutting herself to try and get her hands untied upset me so much.

    Then in the end, Stella wants to go home. But once she's in her home and looking at everything…and she fixes it up, she can't handle it. She's not as big a girl as she thought she was, so she packs some clothes and heads out. As she goes we see the bloody statue. And all I can think is poor Stella!!!



    FAVORITE SCENES:

    They definitely had to be all the Flack and Stella scenes. He was so cute with how worried he seemed for her. He was very sweet when he asked her all the questions. It just lets you see the "softer side of Flack" no he's not sears. When he notes her hands shaking and he asks if she's ok to go through with it. He looks at her so sweetly. Then there was when Danny and Lindsay looked worried about Stella, and Lindsay especially was worried about him. She wanted to see her but Danny reminded her Mac wanted them on the case. So cute seeing him remind her about what needs to get done. I love when Linds freaks out at the suspect and she rushes off. Then she says he should do it by himself, and Danny comforts her. I loved when Danny asks the car company about the Kinkajou and calls it a Kinkapoop. Hahahah. That was great. I loved the whole bit with how Lindsay was explaining that the Kinkajoo was a playmate and Danny goes, "I can't see that as the type of playmate Kid Rock would have," and after a look from Lindsay he goes, "I'm just sayin…" Hee hee. I love him.



    OVERALL:

    This was an amazing episode. I loved both cases, though of course Stella's took precedence. Danny and Lindsay worked well together. Stella's bit was very shocking of course. And I love the knowing conversation between Lindsay and the killer, "he said he'd give me a pass," "if you," "yeah. If I, and I did." The scenes that replayed Stella's crime scene were heart breaking. I loved how creepy Frankie was. He is a really great actor. Frankie was just insane. This was a great episode to watch, and the actors pulled it off really well. It could have been too much like a soap opera had the actors not been amazing. But all of them, including Frankie, are superb.moreless
  • Stella is the victim in this case, not the CSI..

    9.3
    I love the episode!!!!



    We see Stella in one of her weakest moments and I just have to say that Melina Kanakaredes does a really good job. All the fealings she conveys: fantastic!



    And sure I love how Don takes care of her. He really is a great friend. What my jealous mind remembers best is, of course, the cheek-kiss at the end... Lindsay yelling at a suspect and completely losing her nerves; Danny there to calm her down: great! Their chemistry is something the viewer cannot miss! I love it.



    The Kid Rock case was fine, but naturally not the top priority.



    Sure Stella wanted to prove at the end how strong she is, but I thought it a good move to show her weak, that she can't stay in that apartment. Who could and who blames her? No one I think.



    This episode also shows that the connection between the CSIs and Don is amazing: they all care for Stella and are worried about her. They are not just colleagues but real good friends.



    I love the episode!moreless
  • Great Episode....

    9.5
    Kid Rock actually did okay. I was surprise. But getting to the cases. Melina was excellent in this epsiode. Showing her vulnerability as well as frustration in the situation she found herself in, abused and scared. But her strength showed through it all. I loved the scenes with Stella & Flack. Knowing there was a job to be done but wanting to help his friend through this terrible event, he handled it with class and compassion. Mac being the protective one but also wanting to find answers handled the case personally. Lindsay & Danny finding themselves working the murdered limo driver due to Stella's situation. Lindsay's frustions in wanting to help Stella but being unable had Danny dealing with the blunt of her anger. Danny growing into the role of leader brings her back into focus. The final twist was murderer being a struggling singer.moreless
  • Amazing episode.

    10
    This has to be one of my favourite episodes to date. I loved the A case, Kid Rock was a good guest star, and Danny and Lindsay both acted on it very well. However, it was Stella's storyline that made this episode special.



    Stella is one of my favourite characters, and I think this was acted incredibly well by Melina Kanakaredes. I literally winced when I saw her all beaten up, and the way they pieced together the storyline with testimony and evidence was really well done. Regina Spektor at the end, love that song, and I was actually in tears.



    Really interesting character development and great to watch.moreless
Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Detective Mack "Mac" Taylor

Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes

Detective Stella Bonasera

Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo

Danny Messer

Eddie Cahill

Eddie Cahill

Detective Donald "Don" Flack, Jr.

Anna Belknap

Anna Belknap

Lindsay Monroe

Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Dr. Sheldon Hawkes

Kid Rock

Kid Rock

Himself

Guest Star

Leslie-Anne Huff

Leslie-Anne Huff

Felicia Badman

Guest Star

Caroline Cole

Caroline Cole

Ally Katzel

Guest Star

Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Dr. Sid Hammerback

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: Stella tells Flack that Frankie had never been to her place before. However, in 2x10 Jamalot, she's on the phone with someone (most likely Frankie) making plans to meet at her place.

    • Goof: The beginning of the episode and the flashback show Stella's front door being busted in, ripping the back of the frame out. But when she comes back at the end of the episode, before CSU has a chance to clean up, the frame is fine and she is able to lock the door which she wouldn't be able to do if the door had been kicked in like that.

    • Stella doesn't let men in her place so her place will be safe to go home to.

    • Goof: Stella wouldn't have been allowed back into her apartment until crime scene clean-up came to clean the blood and mess up, which she shouldn't have been cleaning herself regardless of the fact it was her and Frankie's blood.

    • According to this episode, Stella lives at 2344 Lexington Avenue.

      Goof: The address they have Stella living at couldn't even exist. The last building number on Lexington Avenue is approximately 2190. After that point, there is no more Lexington Ave, (it gets cut off by the FDR and Harlem Drive). That point would also have her living in deep East Harlem.

    • Goof: In the opening scene, Kid Rock is wearing a white undershirt and jeans while singing Bawitdaba, but in the flashback while Lindsay is looking at the jacket, it shows him performing the same song while wearing the jacket. Most performers don't add clothes while in the middle of performing a song.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Stella: I'm a big girl.

    • Danny: Montana! Hey, what's up? Hey, this guy's about to fold. Hey, hey, hey, hey, ease up.
      Lindsay: You know what Danny, maybe you should handle this case by yourself. Okay?!.
      Danny: Mac's handling Stella's situation. Alright? If he needs us, he'll let us know. Until then...
      Lindsay: I just wish there was something we could do to help.
      Danny: You know what Stella would say? What we could do to help the most? Is close this Russo case. All right?

    • Danny: Mac's with Stella right now.
      Lindsay: I just... I can't believe it. How does something like that happen? I mean I know how it happens, but... should we go visit her?
      Danny: No. Mac said he'd let us know. He wants us to stick to the limo case right now. Business as usual. Are you alright?
      Lindsay: Yeah. I'll be fine.

    • Kid Rock: Someone did shoot the limo driver. Sucks to be him. I gotta wait for another ride back to my hotel.

    • Nurse McCovey: (about to examine Stella for evidence) I'll be gentle.
      Stella: Just be thorough.

    • Mac: So, are you going to be in town for a few days?
      Kid Rock: Three more shows. You should come check one out.

    • Lindsay: It's a kinkajou.
      Danny: Who owns this kind of animal?
      Lindsay: It's a celebrity thing; you get a cute little pet, drag it around town with you. It's like a playmate.
      Danny: Not the kind of playmate I can see Kid Rock being into. Or anyone in his band. I'm just saying…

    • Lindsay: (to Blake Mathers) You're wasting our time! (storms out interrogation room)
      Danny: Blake, sit tight for awhile, alright? Reconsider your answer. (goes out after Lindsay)

    • Hawkes: It's confirmed - Stella is the shooter.
      Mac: Now we have to find out everything that happened before she pulled the trigger.

    • Mac: You're not a CSI on this one, Stella. You're a victim.

    • (Stella is found passed out on her apartment floor)
      Mac: Stella. Stella. Stella!
      Stella: (wakes up)... Where's Frankie?

    • Security guard: No passes, no access.
      Lindsay: (holds up police badge) Will this do?
      Security guard: Hey, sorry. (Lets Lindsay and Mac pass)

    • Mac: (holds up a scratched up CD) Somebody doesn't like Harry Belafonte.

    • Danny: Hair from a kinka poodle, what is it?

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Mac: (holding up a scratched up CD) Somebody doesn't like Harry Belafonte.

      Harry Belafonte is an American musician, actor and social activist.

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